Miss Universe to be hosted in Hollywood in May

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Zozibini Tunzi (Photo: Getty)
Zozibini Tunzi (Photo: Getty)

The host city for the 69th edition of Miss Universe has been announced and will see South Africa's Zozibini Tunzi crown her successor.  

The long wait is finally over - this year's competition is heading to Hollywood and will air live from the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on 16 May at 20:00 ET (17 May at 3:00 SAST).

Sharing the exciting news on Instagram, Miss Universe South Africa Natasha Joubert wrote: "So ready to proudly state my name on the biggest stage in the Universe! South Africa, are you ready?"

Previously speaking to Channel24, Natasha said, though she doesn't have a host country preference, she is keeping fingers crossed that the United States would host this year's pageant. 

"It is the lucky charm! Demi-Leigh won in Las Vegas, and Zozibini took the Miss Universe title in Atlanta," she said.

Since being announced as South Africa's representative, Natasha has jumped to the top of the winner prediction leaderboards. Could we secure a back-to-back win in 2021? 

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